SANDY, Utah (ABC4 News) – The Salt Lake City Police Department hosted a missing in Utah event Saturday.
Officials say it is a first of its kind event for families of missing people. The event was a one-stop shop at the Miller Conference Center in Sandy designed to allow loved ones to report a missing person case or update an ongoing case, according to authorities.
Detectives from several law enforcement agencies joined personnel from the attorney general’s office and the state medical examiner’s office to discuss the investigations and collect any helpful information.
“We’ll take any documents that somebody’s brought maybe dental records or medical records, pictures, that kind of thing then we’ll also do a DNA test if it is a close relative, said Christina Judd of the Salt Lake City Police Department.
A representative from the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System was there to enter that information into their nationwide database.
Authorities say missing in Utah was modeled on similar programs in Arizona and Michigan and organizers plan to make it an annual event.